Scene from the movie: The Hip Hop Retirement Home
Real life examples: VH1's Programming
Writers Chris Rock and Nelson George recognized in 1993 that not only was hip hop going through it's first generational shift, but that this was no fad; hip hop was definitely here to stay, which meant that the genre would survive at least long enough to establish an assisted living center for the OGs when the time was right.
A Hip Hop Retirement Home would be a place for those folks who helped create and defined a certain era of the culture, to operate and live out their later years. They'd be amongst friends, they'd recall fond memories, they'd snap on each other. It'd be an extension of the rap lives; a chance to live on. What Rock and George could never have imagined though... that place for forgotten rap stars would be called: VH1.